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Global Backpackers is one of the original and favorite backpacker hostels in Cairns, offering a range of affordable accommodation options all year round. After a two year-long renovation we are pleased to announce that we are finally OPEN!. BRAND NEW FACILITIES! WORLD CLASS HOSTEL!

At Global Backpackers, the Esplanade Lagoon is directly opposite you so you can cook a BBQ, swim, enjoy free fitness classes or simply chill-out and enjoy all the tropics have to offer. Every room has linen provided, fans and air conditioning for those steamy summer months. With high speed Wi-Fi in each room and Netflix availability on the 75 inch smart TV you have all the amenities you will need. We also have a shuttle bus that runs to our other fantastic hostels in Port Douglas every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday just see our lovely reception desk for details.

This is the best location in town for inner city living with its incredible waterfront views, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, money exchange, markets and much more, all at your doorstep.

Property Name: Global Backpackers Cairns

Address 1: 67 The Esplanade

City : Cairns - Queensland

Postal Code : 4870

Contact Name: Kim Shearer

Phone: +61 7 40 31 1545


  • Baggage storage
  • Elevators
  • Lounge
  • Photo copying service
  • Printer
  • Safe deposit boxes at front desk
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen included
  • Key Card Access
  • Vending Machines
  • Foxtel
  • Netflix
  • Towels for Hire
  • Hair Dryers Available

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 2:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Property and Cancellation Policies :
A non-refundable deposit may be required at the time of booking. This property operates a 24 hour cancellation policy. If the reservation cancelled less than 24 hours before the booking you will be charged for the first nights stay per person.
Terms and Conditions

Check in: Any time after 14.00 Check out: Any time before 10.00  Please note that late check outs or early check ins are not available, however luggage storage facilities are available. Please note that we don not accept guests under 18 years of age. Guests are required to present a valid form of ID on check in –we will only accept International Passports. A valid credit card must also be presented upon check in. Please note that a $20 CASH key deposit is payable upon check in. During special events or for large groups, the property may require a credit card pre-authorisation prior to arrival. A non-refundable deposit is paid at the time of booking. This property has a 24 hour cancellation period, cancellations within 24 hours will be charged in whole for the first nights accommodation. Global Waterfront Backpackers operates a free shuttle on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday between Cairns CBD accommodation& Port Douglas. Seats are subject to availability and booking of the shuttle can be made via phone – 1800 995 011 or by emailing